dance / comedy
Created by Kara Fisher and Lachlan Driscoll
Choreography by Kara Fisher
On a faraway planet, a group of oddbods are travelling aboard a rickety caravan towards an uncertain future. When it breaks down and the group are stuck in the middle of a desolate wasteland, they're forced to work together to rebuild their only way of escape, or risk not reaching paradise.
Utopia! And the Caravan Calamity is a tap dance spectacular to tingle the senses, combining eye popping set and costume designs, slapstick comedy and interactive elements, tied together with a gypsy jazz soundtrack.
Cast: Sabrina Jobst, Kristin Sparks, Kara Fisher, Lachlan Driscoll, Taine Harding and Oliver Carroll-Collerson.
Presented with Anywhere Festival. Design by The Black Box Collective
May 15 - 22
Hamilton Town Hall, Racecourse Rd
Redcliffe Museum, Anzac Ave
DRAMA / THRILLER
Written and directed by Lachlan Driscoll
Dramaturgy by Alex Macdonald
What are you made of?
Youngest child Martin Godbold has been living in the shadow of his philanthropist father, and now it’s time for him to take his rightful place in the family company. But as a criminal investigation looms and familiar faces appear on their doorstep, old ghosts and loyalties threaten to tumble the Godbold’s now crumbling empire.
A searing new Australian play that dares to ask: what are we made of? Who will carry the torch when no one else will? And at what point does tradition overtake humanity?
Performed in the grand and gloom of the historic Old Museum, 'Portraits' is a site specific production and features an immersive surround sound design.
Cast: Rebecca Day, Emile Regano, James Hogan and Robert Wainwright
October 1 - 2
The Old Museum, Bowen Hills
Step into a web of secrets and danger, and discover what you're really made of....
After a popular Brisbane season, 'Portraits' returns in a brand new re-staging for Wynnum Fringe.
The Little Theatre - Waterloo Bay Leisure Centre
"Portraits offers a sophisticated take on complicated and important themes....a unique immersive style experience"
-Blue Curtains Brisbane
"Harrowing....moves the audience from their comfortable existence to face not only the ghosts of this family but also their own"
"Expect the unexpected"
So what is Observatory Theatre?
An observatory is a place to look to the skies, to dwell on the future, to behold new worlds, people and things...
'Observatory Theatre' is new independent theatre based in Brisbane, presenting a new wave of performance for 'experience' seeking audiences. Our productions and projects have a common goal in mind: to create vibrant, multisensory experiences for audiences in ways traditional theatre does not.
'Outside the box' vision is an important part of our philosophy, creating theatrical worlds with the audience at the centre of every decision. We aim to produce inventive works that border on the fantastical, that allow audiences to reach out and interact, that will immerse and connect audiences to the performance.
We acknowledge the First Nations peoples as the Traditional Owners of the land Meeanjin on which we work and create. We recognise the great history and contribution of First Nations art and performance which has shaped Australian theatre today.
Artistic Director/Producer Lachlan Driscoll
Assistant Producer Rachel Hall
Assistant Producer Rory Cooper
Communications Coordinator Molly Williams
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We can't make theatre without other creative people...or in other words, without YOU!
As a production company that produces two to three events each year (ranging from plays to immersive theatre to musical theatre to dance), we're always on the lookout for talented individuals, and as an independent company that operates on a profit share payment schedule (plus other benefits!), our artists are always looked after.
So that's where you come in! Are you an actor, dancer or singer? Are you a director or a designer? Perhaps you're a stage manager, lighting or sound operator, or crew member? Whichever role (or roles!) of theatre you specialise in, we'd love to have you apart of our contact list for upcoming productions and events. You send us your details, we organise and plan the shows, we see whether you'd be a great fit for available roles, you get contacted by us!
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"It is impossible not to be immediately taken with the fresh concepts and innovative ideas of these new young theatre makers. Their debut performance season features two uniquely original works delving deep into stories that draw audiences into different worlds."
"Driscoll...is bound to make his mark as the team continues to devise inventive, new works that border on fantastical."